[arch-dev-public] new gcc compiler in testing, better java support now

Andreas Radke a.radke at arcor.de
Tue May 1 14:48:34 EDT 2007

Am Mon, 30 Apr 2007 15:10:00 +0200
schrieb Jan de Groot <jan at jgc.homeip.net>:

> A new compiler snapshot has been uploaded to testing. Lots of new
> things, many bugfixes, etc. The most important thing here is that
> gcc-gcj uses eclipse-ecj to compile itself and all programs compiled
> with gcj. This makes gcc-gcj completely java 5.0 compatible. This
> package also includes a web plugin, which is far from completed
> though. This is important for AMD64 users, as Sun doesn't provide one
> in the official jre package.
> As a downsides of all these patches, libgcc_s.so now exports a
> GCC_4.2.0 symbol that wasn't in older releases. Be very careful with
> this one when building packages for extra/current or community with
> these compilers, as binaries that link in this versioned symbol will
> fail to run on older libgcc_s.so libraries.
> If all is fine with these new compilers, I'll move them into current
> and extra in a short while.
> Happy compiling!
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hm. i think it's not worth to risk any breakage at this moment.
gcc4.2.0 has reached rc2 and shouldn't be that far away. i dislike
taking over that much patches from another distribution just to make it
right now work with the backported gcj-ecj.

i suggest to wait for gcc4.2.0 release to ship that with java5
support. should be less risky and will probably work without that damn
long patchlist.


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